Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...


photo credit: jurvetson via photopin cc

Greetings to all poets! It is always a pleasure to extend a warm welcome to visitors from all ends of the Earth to our poetry garden each week. I trust that this Monday finds you all well, rested after the weekend and ready to share in the wonderful excursion into writing, which is our mutual joy. Please link up a poem of your choice and take some time to visit the blogs of your fellow writers, or invite a friend to join us today.


26 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Kay, I have tried several times to leave comments on your blog, but for some reason they never show up. I wanted you to know I am reading your work. I just don't get why my comments never appear.

Kay L. Davies said...

Susie, I can't imagine why. I know I've changed my primary e-mail address, and haven't informed all my family and friends, but it had nothing to do with my blog, and I'm getting comments from other people.
Blogger does as Blogger will, and we have no control, apparently.
Sigh.
K

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Susan said...

Your pic today would be very good for my last line poem! Have a good week.

Kay L. Davies said...

Kerry, that photo is so beautiful it's hard to believe it isn't a painting. I've half a mind to use it as a prompt. Tomorrow, when I'm awake.
K
And the deleted comment was me. Found a typo. Going to bed now.

Jim said...

Pretty flowers ready to greet the morning sun.
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L. Edgar Otto said...

I wrote something a little different to post today (but a couple of things were posted after that due to the inspiration and challenges of the prompts) You Were No Angel a narrative perhaps for a more down to earth story- or maybe merge it with the more mystical one on the gods.

I felt the muse and decided not to wait unless the mood passed. Apple Chill ideas are from the times in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 70's

Still, sometimes I write something that is in advance a week or so such that another poet and I answer each other in poems at the same time if posting possible only once a week on the early internet days.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Kay, Have you checked your Comment Spam? Sometimes people's comments end up there for some unknown reason. I suspect this photo has been digitally enhanced but it looked suitably imaginary to me. I'm very happy for you to use it, but please provide the acknowledging link, which is a prerequisite of using photopin free pics.

juzta mom said...

Hola guys. A Happy Monday to all of you. I have shared a Haiku again :)

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry, I wrote this very belatedly for Margaret's post and not sure it really fits so try it here. Hope all is well with you. k.

Marian said...

wowwweeee, that photo!
i'm sharing a video from our local version of this weekend's 100,000 Poets for Change. enjoy! *giggle*
happy Monday, Toads! xo

Writer Yogi said...

I'm new to the site and I shared a poem! I hope to read others and comment as well! So excited to join this writing community. Are we allowed to share poems we've recorded ourselves doing? Like YouTube video's as well?

Hello all!

Kim Nelson said...

Happy for time to romp through the garden. Will visit you all soon!

Kerry O'Connor said...

@Writer Yogi
OLM allows you to share a poem in any format you prefer. If you have a recording of a poetry reading on your blog, you are welcome to provide a link here.

Writer Yogi said...

Thanks Very much.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@Robert, Many thanks for your comment. I am sorry I can't leave my thoughts on your fine poem because of the google+ sign in thing.

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

This is my first time here and it is simply lovely. I love toads ever since Wind in The Willows started showing on TV in the 80s when I was a wee kid.

Sharing a poem I wrote a few months ago to see how everyone feels after reading it. I will take a few days to visit everyone here in turn.

Cheers and happy to be here, thank you Sherry for an awesome site yet again... :) :)
Anne

ccchampagne said...

Ummm... Back again already! Couldn't resist using that photo! *smile* Look forward to reading and commenting!

Steve King said...

Happy to be visiting the Garden, though with something of a work in progress...Happy reading, all.

Margaret said...

I have to get my children fed and to bed AND I have to watch the new Fox series "Sleepy Hollow"... third episode tonight and so far I really like it. Will be back later tonight to visit and comment.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Blogger... oh, bugger!!

I am just now back on my feet after a week of recovering from oral surgery. Oy. Now temp choppers which cause me to lisp and will be in my way for six MONTHS, but the bright side is, at least I have a full set of teeth... and I have dental insurance, so I have no reason at all to complain.

Love to you all, glad to be back, Amy

wkkortas said...

Snuck in this oldie which I cleaned up a bit, as the first section straddled the line between "derivative" and "outright theft."

grapeling said...

another old write, dusted off. Happy week to all ~ M

Debi Swim said...

A repeat form poem.

Margaret said...

Made a few visits, but will finish up in the morning. Happy October 1st!

Poet Laundry said...

Taking Margaret up on her offer to link in here for her challenge since I'm late. Looking forward to reading, which I'll be doing most of tomorrow!